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"JACKSON, 'son of JACK,' q.v. This surname is more English than Scottish, as it has never been popular in Scotland. In the Middle Ages Jack was more often used as a diminutive of James than of John, so that really the name is correctly 'son of James,' the Latin form of which is Jacobus, in French Jacques (pron. zliak). William Jacson was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1409 (NSCM., i, p. 3), and William Jaksone, burgess of Glasgow in 1447, is mentioned again in 1454 as Wylly Jaksone (LCD., p. 168, 178), and perhaps again in 1467 as William Jacsoun, sergeand (Scots Lore, p. 105). Thomas Jaksoun was tenant in Grange of Balbrogy, 1468, Ranald Jakson, tenant of Kersegrange, 1478 ( (CuparAngus, i, p. 143, 212), and David Jaksone was summoned in 1479 to answer to parliament for treason and other crimes (APS., n, p. 129). Henry Jacsone was a brother of the order of Friars Preachers of Aberdeen in 1486 (REA., n, p. 300), Thomas Jackson is in record in Dysart in 1540 (Dysart, p. 6), and Nicholas Jaxsone rendered to Exchequer the accounts of the bailie of the burgh of Renfrew in 1558 (ER., xrx, p. 42). Jacksone 1600, Jackstoin 1689. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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